SUNY Empire Innovation Program (Full Professor) - Energy Storage

New York, US
Up to $170,000
Nov 16, 2023
Posting live until
Dec 16, 2023
SUNY EIP Full Professor - Energy Storage

The Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University invites applications for a tenured faculty position at the Full professor level with an expected start date of Fall 2024 in the area of energy storage. We are seeking a nationally recognized outstanding researcher to be part of a growing team of clean energy scientists, innovators and educators at Binghamton University. This position will carry the title of SUNY Empire Innovation Professor, and is supported in part by the State University of New York (SUNY)'s Empire Innovation Program (EIP), a key initiative to recruit and retain outstanding faculty with an established track record of research and scholarship in areas of strategic priority.

Applications are invited from an exceptional researchers and  engineers with an outstanding track record of funded research, scholarship, teaching and service in one or more areas of  energy storage, including, applied materials science, power electronics, power systems, battery/long duration energy storage (including but not limited to hydrogen, zinc-ion, redox flow), modeling, analysis and policy decision support for power  systems and/or transportation systems, optimization of battery manufacturing systems and supply chain, battery recycling and end-end battery life cycle management systems.

The Watson College EIP professor in Energy Storage will augment existing capabilities and expertise in energy storage, energy systems, clean/renewable energy and energy efficient materials, devices, systems and solutions at Binghamton University. Together with the  complementary EIP full professor hire in the area of energy storage materials to be made at the University's Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, the candidate hired for this position will strengthen and grow cross-institutional collaborations, and make significant contributions to Binghamton university's Road Map Initiative in Smart Energy Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence ( They will accelerate the translation of clean energy and storage technologies research to commercially viable solutions leveraging the University's Koffman Clean Energy Incubator ( and the New Energy New York ( Programs.

A premier public R1 research institution, Binghamton University currently generates over $64M in annual research expenditures and contributes over $1.2 billion annually to the regional economy. The recent $113 million research award from the Economic Development Agency (EDA) to the New Energy New York initiative on battery technology innovation speaks to the university's leadership on knowledge transfer and partnerships across industrial and academia to advance technology development and innovation in science and engineering. The university is home to the 2019 Nobel Laureate Dr. Stanley Whittingham in the field of Chemistry and attracts outstanding students and award-winning faculty,  many of whom are ranked in the top 2%  of researchers in their respective fields.

The Thomas J Watson College of Engineering Binghamton University currently enrolls over 3,600 students across its five departments (Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Systems Science and Industrial Engineering) and two specialized programs (Materials Science and Engineering, Engineering Design Division).  The engineering school maintains close collaborations with other colleges within the University, in particular the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences that houses the Physics and Chemistry Departments. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment, and seek applicants who share our commitment. In particular, underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will receive a comprehensive startup package including competitive salary compensation and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Candidates must have a PhD degree in engineering or a closely related discipline. They must possess outstanding research credentials including proven research leadership, strong record of scholarship as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and citations  and a strong record of securing external funding. In addition, candidates must have demonstrated experience as an effective instructor at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Additional Information:

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Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit an application package, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests, and a diversity statement and names and contact information of 3 references. For full consideration, candidates should submit their application materials by November 30, 2023 via Interview Exchange:  Applications will continue to be accepted after this date until the position is filled.  The State University of New York and Binghamton University are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.